Intel released the first OpenCL 2.0 conformant platform with Intel Core M processors, supported with the new release (R2) of Intel’s SDK for OpenCL. The SDK works with current Intel processors and allows visual computing applications to take advantage of OpenCL 2.0’s new features on Intel Core M and future processors with Intel Processor Graphics. This major advance in graphics programmability and accessibility will help developers make greater use of the graphics engine to deliver new experiences on Intel-based platforms. The SDK provides everything you need to build, debug, and analyze OpenCL applications. Start now and write your first OpenCL 2.0 code on your current development platform, simply by using the new OpenCL 2.0 development environment that is installed with the SDK.
Altera is demonstrating several advanced reconfigurable logic technologies at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) 2014 that showcase how its FPGA-based solutions are advancing the capabilities of software-defined data centers and high-performance computing applications. The Financial Model Acceleration with FPGAs demonstration uses OpenCL to efficiently implement multiple kernels on an FPGA performing a Monte Carlo simulation to price options. Utilizing the OpenCL standard on a massively parallel FPGA architecture provides an effective solution for system acceleration, offering significantly higher performance at much lower power versus GPUs.
AJ Guillon from YetiWare Inc will be talking about the "Software Performance Cliff Dead Ahead: Apply OpenCL Now to Stop." This talk is aimed at both a technical and non-technical audience, and will highlight the decisions made by two fictitious competing startup companies to build the best software in the market. This is a great opportunity for those able to attend the Burlington Ontario event September 4th. Seating is limited to 50 people, so please sign up as soon as possible.
The Khronos Group has posted some of the slide sets from the 2014 SIGGRAPH BOF presentations online.
Ceemple is an innovative solution enabling rapid development of C++ based technical and scientific computing applications. It features JIT compiler and pre-integrated libraries for maximum development productivity, combined with the performance and integration of standard C++. Ceemple now supports OpenCL targets with the bundled OpenCV computer vision library, for improved run-time performance.
At SIGGRAPH 2014, AMD unveiled new additions to the next generation AMD FirePro professional graphics family – AMD FirePro W2100, AMD FirePro W4100, AMD FirePro W5100, and AMD FirePro W7100. These new products are designed for Computer Aided Design (CAD), video, animation, design and engineering professionals. The offerings provide workstation integrators and end users with an exciting choice of performance levels for an extensive array of applications, all supported by certified drivers and powered by OpenCL.
Intel will be talking about and demonstrating OpenCL @ Booth #1001 at Siggraph. Most of the Intel events will occur twice throughout the week. Less chance of double booking yourself this year! All the details on Intel booth events and Khronos related events are available online.
ARM will be holding a series of talks at SIGGRAPH on Monday August 11 in room 118-120 from 9AM - 10:30AM. Included in these talks are "Mobile GPU Compute: Exploring the Mobile GPU Through OpenCL" and "ASTC: The Extra Dimension". You may view a complete list of Khronos Technology related talks on our SIGGRAPH event page.
Google has acquired DrawElements, a Finland-based company that specializes in software used for GPU benchmarking and testing. DrawElements' main product is DrawElements Quality Program (dEQP), which is used to measure the quality of GPUs and their drivers, while also focusing on related work with OpenGL ES 2.0 drivers and software rasterizers. The dEQP suite is a toolkit used to benchmark the accuracy, precision, feature conformance and stability of OpenGL ES and OpenCL GPUs.